Meet the freshmen: Greg Reid

As Florida State's freshman class arrives in Tallahassee in the coming weeks, NoleDigest will profile each athlete telling fans what to expect from every player.

Name: Greg Reid
Position: Cornerback

Why he chose Florida State: Reid was undecided for the majority of his recruitment and went down to the last minute when he picked FSU. The main reason for Reid picking to play in Tallahassee was because it was close to his home in South Georgia. Reid said after committing that he liked FSU because of the comfort level of playing close to home, as well as a coaching staff that he said was committed to winning.

Reid chose FSU over Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Florida, Georgia Tech and Miami.

Strengths: Reid is a natural football player. When he is on the field, he lets his instincts take over and plays the game the way it is meant to be played. Scout.com recruiting expert Scott Kennedy says this of Reid.

"Reid plays the game on an emotionally high level. A running back early in his career, Reid is exceptional with the ball in his hands on special teams and after an interception. What he lacks in height, he makes up for in strength, speed, and the ability to get vertical. He's a physical corner that could see some time at free safety depending on the scheme. Could make an immediate impact as a punt returner"

Weaknesses: During high school, Reid showed very few flaws when on the gridiron. He will be playing cornerback at just 5'8" which could cause problems when he is lined up against bigger receivers. Reid will be expected to contribute early and often so he will need to adapt to the college scene in a hurry.

Chance of redshirting: 0% Reid will be one of the earliest contributors from this class. He will have his chance to take over the first spot on the depth chart for returning punts and kickoffs and will be able to find the field at cornerback as long as he shows he can handle the college level of play.

****According to Coach Coley, Reid is in good shape to qualify as or right now and will most likely be on campus this summer.

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